Gold Stars and the Goosechase Continues!It's a sustainability-packed September! Download GooseChase to participate in a campus-wide sustainability scavenger hunt, with prizes drawn weekly (including random drawings) (https://sustainablecampus.cornell.edu/news/sustainability-scavenger-hun…) . Register for a class on climate leadership and your role in it (https://ccengagement.cornell.edu/residential-programs/engage-faculty/le…) , check out an opportunity to get a free fast-charging station (https://www.taitem.com/wp-content/uploads/EV_Handout_%C6%92_for-screen…) installed at home, stop by the farmer's market (https://www.facebook.com/events/2572270526149192/) on campus, register (https://sustainablecampus.cornell.edu/news/first-annual-green-team-summ…) for the re-scheduled Green Team Summit, and nominate someone you know for a sustainability leadership award
(https://sustainablecampus.cornell.edu/programs-guides/recognition-progr…) .In other big news, Cornell has once again earned a Gold Rating from the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) (https://sustainablecampus.cornell.edu/about/reports-awards-facts/stars) program.  We're the longest-running institution to achieve this rating (8 years in a row!).  Check out the full report to see how your campus scores in areas like food, water, student engagement, and investment.
- Campus Sustainability OfficePS: Did you know it's the Year of Water (https://wri.cals.cornell.edu/year-water/)  on campus?

 

** New council to guide campus sustainability, climate efforts
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** Cornell Chronicle, Sept 9, 2019
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The Sustainable Cornell Council (SCC) (https://sustainablecampus.cornell.edu/our-leadership/governance/sustain…) will direct Cornell’s role as an international leader in addressing climate change and promoting sustainability by using the campus as a living laboratory and seeking regional and global partnerships to accelerate impact.

** News
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** METRIC Tons (http://google.com)
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The upgrades will remove over 45,500 metric tons of CO2e from the campus carbon footprint in the next five years alone.  The resulting impact is equivalent to removing 9,660 vehicles from the road, or powering 5,450 homes in New York State, for a year.   And, once the new lighting’s energy savings has paid for itself, Cornell will realize $16 million in savings over the lifetime of their use.
The payback period for the combined projects is projected at 3.5 years, with early data confirming the projects will pay themselves back by 2020. With an anticipated lifespan of 10-20 years for the lightbulbs, the project will pay for itself three times over by the end of 2033 after accounting for installation costs.  Over XXXX LED lightbulbs were installed.
The project included six major phases:

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** Scavenger Hunt continues (https://sustainablecampus.cornell.edu/news/sustainability-scavenger-hun…)
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New competitions through October 11th

The LED lighting project will successfully save the institution energy, carbon emissions, and money.  The upgrades have also improved the quality of lighting in lab and work spaces.”

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** Scavenger Hunt continues (https://sustainablecampus.cornell.edu/news/sustainability-scavenger-hun…)
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New competitions through October 11th

The LED lighting project will successfully save the institution energy, carbon emissions, and money.  The upgrades have also improved the quality of lighting in lab and work spaces.”

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** Scavenger Hunt continues (https://sustainablecampus.cornell.edu/news/sustainability-scavenger-hun…)
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New competitions through October 11th

The first ever campus-wide sustainability scavenger hunt is still going on, with $750 in prizes up for grabs. It's not too late to join! Use the app to complete simple 'missions' to improve your sustainable habits and get to know your sustainable campus.

** Nominations open for annual Cornell University Sustainability Awards (https://sustainablecampus.cornell.edu/programs-guides/recognition-progr…)
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Deadline for nominations October 11th

Do you know of a person or team that has exemplified the sustainability values of Cornell? Recognize an individual staff, or faculty, or group with this short nomination form.

Photo of the winners Marc Daly, Nick Van Eck, and Bob Wilson

 

** Three Staff Sustainability Champions recognized (https://sustainablecampus.cornell.edu/news/staff-sustainability-champio…)
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September 12th, 2019

Congratulations to Nick Van Eck, Marc Daly and Bob Wilson, members of the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station (CUAES) recognized for their work innovating energy efficiency improvements.

 

** More News
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* 9/8 (Daily Sun) Temple of Zeus Makes Reusable Cups Default for Café Drinks (https://cornellsun.com/2019/09/08/temple-of-zeus-makes-reusable-cups-de…)
* 8/28 (Cornell Chronicle) New Mui Ho Fine Arts Library inspires by design (https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2019/08/new-mui-ho-fine-arts-library-i…)

** Student Jobs
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Greek Life Sustainability Coordinator (https://experience.cornell.edu/opportunities/greek-life-sustainability-…)  - Apply by Sept 23rd
Are you interested in sustainability, climate change, energy & waste reduction, behavior change & communication, relationship building, and Greek Life? Want to take on real projects with real responsibility? The Campus Sustainability Office is looking for an action-oriented student to take on the role of the Greek Life Sustainability Coordinator.

Energy and the Environment Research Lab (EERL) Research Positions (http://energy.mae.cornell.edu/research-positions/)  - applications ongoing
Recruiting student interns to join an ongoing project to form a state-wide Internet of Things (IoT) network. Ideal candidates should have a strong interest in sustainable energy and community engagement.

 

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** 🍴 Don’t forget to bring your own dishware to events! 🍴
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Thursday, September 19th
Fall Farmers Markets (https://www.facebook.com/events/2572270526149192/)  11:00am–2:00pm, Ag Quad
Cornell Sustainability Consultants Recruitment (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd1Yhn6ZZstGnhetjip9GG_uFaQY1o…) 5:00pm Rockefeller Hall 103

Saturday, September 21st
Green Up Cornell (https://www.facebook.com/events/685751041943196/)  12:00pm–3:00pm, Arts Quad
Fall Farm Fest  (https://www.facebook.com/events/447110215892518/) 4:00pm, Dilmun Hill Farm

Tuesday, September 24th
Karen Pinkus, "Thinking Decarbonization with Literature" (http://events.cornell.edu/event/karen_pinkus_thinking_decarbonization_w…)  4:30pm, Goldwin Smith K142

Wednesday September 25th
(Film) Anthropocene: The Human Epoch (http://events.cornell.edu/event/anthropocene_the_human_epoch) 7:00pm, Cornell Cinema

Wednesday, October 16th
RESCHEDULED! First annual Green Team Summit (https://sustainablecampus.cornell.edu/news/first-annual-green-team-summ…)  8:30am–12:00pm, Schurman Hall

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